Saturday, April 25, 2009
Doryman caught up with John Weiss last weekend to talk with him about his canoe yawl, Nord Vinden. You may remember hearing about this classic boat a while back in these pages, so a few pictures should complete the story.
The Nord Vinden is one of four built to the same plan. All four boats are rigged differently, which demonstrates the versatility of this design. John has replaced the deck with the planking shown, otherwise the boat is entirely original.
Nord Vinden (North Wind, in Swedish) drew many admirers. John showed up on Saturday for the Depoe Bay boat show, then told us he was going sailing on Sunday. Wish we could have been there!
John Weiss is currently the president of the national organization of the TSCA. Thanks John for all your hard work!